Rocco, John

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423121909
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.


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Ages 4 and up. An ordinary night in the city until - as the title suggests - BLACKOUT! Nothing brings the family and the neighborhood together quite like it.

When a power outage plunges their city into darkness, a young girl and her family learn that there are adventures to be had and delightful ways to pass the time. Intriguing and beautifully detailed illustrations compliment the story.

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Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A young boy just wants to play a board game, going from family member to family member without any luck. But when all the distractions are gone, that game looks pretty tempting.

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Dec 23, 2012
  • MariePat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good story that teaches us that we can have fun without electronics. Also teaches how neighbourhoods can come together and not be so isolated.

Nov 27, 2012
  • emilymelissabee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A gorgeous book that tells the story that I also have from my adolescence during the blackout - it's a time when families and neighbourhoods truly come together. Who knew electricity got in the way of so much fun?

Nov 02, 2012
  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous book! The illustrations are fantastic and the story reminds us to slow down and connect with the ones we love. Will be adding this our home collection!

Aug 15, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wonderful story about how a blackout can mean family time in this hectic world.

Jul 07, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Son is terrified of blackouts but this book made him smile :)

Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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Apr 08, 2012
  • fiferboy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

fiferboy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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